Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's December!

So glad that my November 30-Day Minimalism Challenge is over - though, the hardest part was stopping to photograph every day's items that were leaving.  Sometime next week I think I will post some thoughts about the experiment, but I'll just say here...  the challenge to declutter, get rid of, minimize - has only begun!

This weekend, after the Thanksgiving celebrating was over, I picked up my crochet hook once more and made some pretty Ariel Snowflakes:



I'm not sure why they're called snowflakes since they have 10 points, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying them.  The pattern (which is searchable online) is well written, and I enjoyed working these very much.  I had to fiddle a bit with the picots to get them just right (it could have been just me, though).  And it wasn't until pinning them out to block that I noticed I completely left one picot off of one of the "snowflakes" above.  I'm actually surprised only one small picot is missing - that last round was bit tedious, and my eyes tended to want to drop off to sleep...   


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While I was decluttering in November, other than making the two scarves I showed last week, the only other yarny things I worked on were knitted dishcloths.


I dug into my scraps for some of these. 


And that, dear reader, is all she wrote!  





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20 comments:

  1. If you use the 'missing' picot for the hanger I'm sure nobody will notice! They're really pretty and will look gorgeous on a Christmas tree (or in a window). Congrats on a most successful finish to your 30 day challenge. Now just keep it up!

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    1. That is a great idea! Thank you, Mary Anne.

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    2. You're welcome! I'm a master at fudging things!

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  2. Wow, you did a lot if dishcloths even with all your minimalism. The snowflakes look so delicate too.

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    1. As you know, the dishcloths are mindless and easy. ;^)

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  3. The snowflakes are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. :) I'm looking forward to making more. And maybe exploring some more designs.

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  4. I love the picture of the tower of dishcloths, then the toppled stack! Your "snowflakes" are very pretty. Are they crochet cotton? (And you're right, nobody but you would notice the missing picot.) That's very cool about the minimalism challenge, I'll have to check that out.

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    1. The tower of cloths really did fall over and I thought that might make a fun picture. I used size 10 crochet thread and 1.5mm hook for all of the doilies. They vary a little in size, but are close to 4 inches across from point to point.

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  5. those snow flakes are pretty and yay for dishcloths! God bless you!

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  6. The snowflakes look lovely and it took me a while to spot the missing tip. No one will notice if you don’t mention it. Wow that’s a ton of dishcloths, some lucky gift recipients this Christmas I suspect.

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    1. I hoped that was the case, but I also thought someone might have a little fun looking for the missing picot if I mentioned here. ;^) The dishcloths become gifts or get used by me. Once in a while someone asks me if I will sell them. Somehow or other the surplus continually diminishes and then I just make more.

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    2. I can’t resist a fun challenge 😀

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  7. oh my those 10 pointed snowflakes are amazing - I wonder if I have the crochet chops to try one? Maybe......I will keep you posted.

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    1. They aren't hard at all. I say go for it! :)

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  8. I just love your snowflakes Becki, they are sooo pretty. I have been trying to be good too and have been filling at least one bag each day to donate to the charity shop. I am hoping that by Christmas my house will not looks so much like the hoarders in those reality TV shows...

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    1. Filling a bag a day sounds like a great plan, Catherine!

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  9. Those snowflakes are gorgeous! Pretty sure I don't have the skills for that. The last snowflakes I tried to crochet did not turn out well. I had to throw them away.

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    1. Awww... so sorry your snowflake making didn't pan out. Thank you for your kind words, Mrs. T!

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